Register your child’s place

If you would like to register your child(ren) for a place at our pre-school or mighty oaks club, please download an application form and return it to our address.

Welcome! A little bit about us... 

We have been part of Shefford's community since 1971. We are a term time only, welcoming, happy and caring Pre-School and Wrap Around Care service where wellbeing is prioritised. 

At Pre-School we accept children from the age of two. We provide the children with experiences and challenges they need to learn and develop through an ambitious curriculum based around play, exciting experiences and their interests. We provide a safe, nurturing, diverse and fun environment allowing the children to develop a life long love of learning enabling them to grow and flourish throughout their education journey. 

At Mighty Oaks we offer before and after school care for children attending, Acorn Pre-School, Shefford Lower School and Robert Bloomfield Academy up to the age of 12. We provide a relaxing and fun atmosphere for children before and after school with exciting, experiences and challenges alongside breakfast and after school snack.

Our staff team work across Acorn Pre-School and Mighty Oaks. Our professional team of Educators are dedicated and enthusiastic. We care passionately about every child's welfare, wellbeing and development. Our staff motivate the children to explore their world, develop a life long love for learning and they strive to improve outcomes for all.

Rigorous health and safety and Safeguarding policies and procedures are in place to ensure everyone is protected and feels safe and happy within our setting. All of our policies and procedure meet Ofsted and other legal requirement. Our policies can be reviewed here

As a registered charity we operate on a not for profit basis. We are committed to providing affordable, accessible, flexible and high quality Early Years Education and Wrap Around care.

Find more about Acorn Pre-School here

Find more about Mighty Oaks, wrap around care, here


Our history

In 1971 we were originally based in the Baptist Church Hall on Bedford Road, Shefford. We later moved to the Methodist Church Hall on Ampthill Road. On 26th April 2008, we opened our purpose built premises on School Lane. It was especially designed for us. It has enabled us to offer even better facilities, early years education and out of school care to the community of Shefford and the surrounding villages since. Mighty Oaks, was established in 2008 to meet the needs of Acorn and Shefford Lower School parents. Our build was self funded through grants and fundraising and was driven by our Volunteer Committee members and Trustees.  



Every Child Matters

Acorn Pre-School

The maximum number of children in our pre-school is 26 per session, and we run 10 sessions per week from 9.05am to 12.05am and 12.15pm to 3.15pm.

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Our Expert Team

Mighty Oaks Club

Our morning (8.00–9.05am) and afternoon club (3.15–5.00pm or 3.15– 6.00pm) is open to children aged 2 years 3 months to 9 years and runs Monday to Friday.

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